Books: Pay His Honor

Scott Turow's latest takes aim at jurist imprudence

The law grinds slowly, but if you still believe it grinds fine, either you have been blessed with an unlitigious life or you are not yet familiar with the novels of Scott Turow, the practicing Chicago attorney who has managed to find the time to write half a dozen books, including the best sellers Presumed Innocent and The Burden of Proof.

Personal Injuries (Farrar, Straus & Giroux; 403 pages; $27) is Turow's latest reminder that Justice is not necessarily a blindfolded matron holding aloft a set of balanced scales. She, or more likely he, is often peeking and open to tempting...

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